The Little Falls Community Outreach, in cooperation with The Cakery Cafe of Dolgeville is having a Gingerbread Kit Fundraiser. The Cakery Cafe will provide participants with basic gingerbread house kits, including baked gingerbread walls and roof, edible icing glue, and gumdrops. Each kit will cost $20 with Outreach receiving 50%. Kits will be available the week of Thanksgiving. Outreach executive director, Tamara Razzano, says: “This really sweet fundraiser will help us to provide support to families during this pandemic.”

Marcia Rider with the Cakery Cafe said, “The Little Falls Community Outreach asked us if we wanted to participate, and we were happy to do so. We were already going to be making the kits up to sell, but the fact that they could use them for the fundraiser was even better.

Photo by Dave Warner – (L-R) Tamara Razzano, Gail Rochette, Charmane Nichols, and Marcia Rider stand in front of the Cakery Cafe in Dolgeville.

Safe kit pick-up will be pre-arranged at the Community Outreach, 16 Jackson Street, Little Falls. (315-823-1409). Payment can be made via Dropbox on Facebook, or debit/credit card, cash/check payments can be made at the time of pickup.

Participants will have the option to enter a completed gingerbread house contest on Facebook in three categories, ages 2-12, 13-18, and over 18. Be Creative! It does not need to be edible. Each participant will need to provide Outreach with a photo of their gingerbread house by December 7. The FB community will vote for their favorite house between December 8 and 12. Winners will be announced on Monday, December 14. Prizes will include gift certificates from Fall Hill Bead Shop and The Cafe at Stone Mill, both of Little Falls, and Alfie’s of Dolgeville.

Donations can be made to Little Falls Community Outreach (501c3) 16 Jackson Street, Little Falls, NY 13365 ( The Little Falls Community Outreach provides support to the communities in the Herkimer County area.

The Cakery Cafe has been in business for eight years now in Dolgeville, and they mainly do specialty cakes and cookies. They also have a bakery case full of fresh items that are available each day. For more information or to place an order call 315-429-9591.